As we reported yesterday, Kent Owen Hill–the man reportedly charged in the death of Tashina General–has been confirmed to be Six Nations Arrows transition player Kent Squire-Hill. Hill has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death.
In light of these developments, Arrows head coach Regy Thorpe spoke with the Hamilton Spectator. While Thorpe describes Hill as a “wonderful man on and off the field” he stresses that the thoughts and prayers of the Arrows are first and foremost with the family of Tashina General.
On January 23, 2008 General’s mother notified police that her daughter had not returned home overnight after leaving for work the day previous. Her remains were discovered Friday, April 25 in an area near Chiefswood Road and Indian Townline. According to police, cause of death was strangulation.
Hill is said to have appeared in Brantford court yesterday for a remand hearing after he was reportedly arrested in North Bay and brought back to Six Nations. Hill is the alleged ex-boyfriend of General though the paternity of General’s unborn baby is as yet unconfirmed.
In addition to his junior career with the Six Nations Arrows which includes four league titles and one Minto Cup, Hill was a member of the 2006 and 2007 Iroquois Nationals, was named the 2007 Midfielder of the Year for the National Champion Onondaga Community College, and was expected to play for Syracuse University this fall.Ward began covering lacrosse for The Lacrosse Journal in 2005 and became its editor-in-chief a year later. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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